A new volleyball camp is coming to Yorkton in what is an attempt to grow the sport in Saskatchewan. This camp is truly unique as the coaches of the camp either coach or play volleyball professionally or at the national level, giving the camp a wealth of knowledge and expertise on what it takes to become an elite volleyball player.
The camp is ran by Gavin Little and is referred to as the Elite Volley Camp. Little played for the University of Saskatchewan before turning professional and along with his wife Tiffany Dobbs who played on the national team for six years both think that Saskatchewan has the potential to grow the sport of volleyball.
Little also admits to the main problem that hurts volleyball's growth in the province as the lack of exposure compared to the major professional sports such as hockey, baseball, basketball, soccer, and football really hurt getting elite athletes to focus on strictly volleyball as a serious athletic path.
Little and the Elite Volley Camp attempt to counter this by showing videos and sharing stories of their own personal experiences going from high school volleyball players to the professional and national ranks. These stories and experiences aim to show athletes and high school volleyball players that post scholastic opportunities exist in volleyball just like other high school sports and that volleyball is something that can be taking further too if given the focus.
The camp runs from August 7-11 and more information can be located at elitevolleycamp.com.